Gigs


Sunday Jazz at The Retreat – Stuart Henderson plus guest and the Simon Price Trio

Sun 1 March (moved from 23 Feb for this once only) | Sunday Jazz at The Retreat | Stuart Henderson trumpet, guest tbc, piano, Raph Mizraki bass, Simon Price drums | Reading | Retreat Pub | 3.30pm | No charge


Ade Holland Trio | Caversham

Sun 1 Mar | Ade Holland guitar, Phil Mason guitar/vocals, John Money bass | Caversham | The Griffin | 3.30pm | No charge


Pangbourne Jazz Club | Art Themen saxes, Annie Parker flutes

Sun 1 Mar | Art Themen saxes, Annie Parker flutes. Maff Potts piano, Terry Hutchins guitar, Brian Greene drums, Keith Howard double bass | Pangbourne | PWMC | 7.30 pm | £10.00

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Photo by Jane Hanton >


Jazz at the Four Horseshoes | Sherfield-on-Loddon

Tues 3 Mar | Pro-Am Challenge: Equinox with Stuart Henderson | Stuart Henderson trumpet & flugelhorn, Peter Bingham tenor sax, John Clarke guitar, Derek Alford bass, Paul Kaluza percussion | Sherfield-on-Loddon | Four Horseshoes | 8:00pm | No charge for admission (donations are welcomed)


Andy Kennedy Quintet | Reading

Wed 4 March | Andy Kennedy Quintet | Andy Kennedy saxophones, Brian Throup bass, Fern Rose percussion, Mike Goff drums, Tony Imbierski keyboards | Reading | The Milk Bar, 8 Merchants Place, Reading, RG11DT | 8:00pm | No charge


Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio | Progress Theatre, Reading

Fri 6 Mar | Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio | Kate Williams piano, Georgia Mancio voice, Oli Hayhurst bass, David Ingamells drums, John Garner & Marie Schreer violin,  Francis Gallagher viola, Sergio Serra cello | Reading | Progress Theatre | Information and tickets

‘A triumph of integrity and classy musicality’ – The Guardian ****


Gli Avanzi featuring Ewen Baird and Nick Hill | The Global Café, Reading

Sun 8 Mar | Gli Avanzi | Ewen Baird saxes, Nick Hill keyboard, Martin Dix guitar. Howard King bass guitar,
Andrew Last drums | Global Café, Reading  | 6:00 pm | No charge but donations welcome


Jazz in Reading presents: Lea Lyle Quartet | Global Cafe Reading

Thurs 12 Mar | Jazz in Reading presents: Lea Lyle Quartet | Lea Lyle vocals, Phil Craddock piano, Derek Alford bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Global Cafe | 9pm | Suggested donation £3

Photo © Zoë White Photography


The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School | Joanna Eden’s Embraceable Ella with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Reading | Buy Tickets

Thu 12 Mar | Joanna Eden’s Embraceable Ella with the Stuart Henderson Quartet | Joanna Eden vocals, Stuart Henderson trumpet, Tom Berge piano, Paul Jefferies bass, Simon Price drums | The Foyer Jazz Club at Leighton Park School – more details here | £12


Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents”| The Gap Gig, Goring on Thames

Fri 13 Mar |Alec Dankworth’s “Spanish Accents” | Emily Dankworth vocals, Chris Garrick violin, Mark Lockheart saxes, Phil Robson guitar, Demi Garcia percussion, Alec Dankworth bass and Jesus Olmedo flamenco dancing | Goring Village Hall | Doors open 7.30pm | Tickets £15 – 01491 874492


Julia Titus (“Ma Bessie”) & the Pigfoot Band | Marlow

Tues 17 Mar | Julia Titus (“Ma Bessie”) & the Pigfoot Band | Julia’s new show: the songs of Nina Simone, Ella Fitzgerald. Billie Holiday amongst others | Marlow Jazz Club | The Royal British Legion Hall  SL7 1NT  | 8.30pm | £10 on the door or phone 01628 486571 to reserve a seat or table


Peter Bingham Quartet | Reading

Sat 21 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Derek Alford bass, Jim Wade drums | Reading | Queens Head | 8pm | Free entry


The Supertonics Big Band, Equinox Concert | Bracknell

Saturday 21 Mar | The Supertonics Big Band, plus vocalists Tricia Bassett & Jeremy Lassen, Equinox Concert| Popular 17-piece Swing Band | Bracknell | Jennett’s Park Community Centre | 7.30pm | £10 | Reserve tickets in advance from davidbennett470@gmail.com, 07739-314261 or www.thesupertonics.co.uk


Guildford JazzFest 20 | Guildford

Fri 20 – Sun 22 Mar | Guildford JazzFest 20 – profits will go to local charity Guildford Philanthropy | Three day festival featuring a wide spectrum of jazz, funk and Latin grooves | Artists appearing include Nicholas Meijer World Group, Pete Churchill,  Dennis Rollins,
Iain Ballamy, Guildhall Big Band, Alan Barnes, Dave Newton, Mark Nightingale, Steve Waterman, Clark Tracey and Gareth Williams | More details on Guildford Jazz website and Facebook | Guildford | Electric Theatre | Various times | Prices vary. Day and
weekend passes available – tickets from the Electric Theatre Box Office


Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy – Peter Bingham Quartet | Reading

Thurs 26 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Phil Berry bass, Jim Wade drums Reading | Marilyn’s Speakeasy | 8pm | £8 (and discounted dinner option). Tickets available soon. Easy cheap parking across the road at Broad St Mall for £4 all night after 6pm | Marilyn’s Speakeasy is a brand new jazz venue in the heart of Reading, located above Smokin’ Billy’s Rib House – click here to receive news of future Jazz at Marilyn’s Speakeasy events.


Chamber Jazz Concert: Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley

Thurs 26 Mar | Chamber Jazz Concert | Gilad Atzmon, Ross Stanley | Henley | Spice Merchant | 8pm | £12 music cover charge | Call 01491 636118 for [limited] places


Jazz at The 19th Hole – Peter Bingham Quartet | Theale

Fri 27 Mar | Peter Bingham Quartet | Peter Bingham tenor sax, Phil Craddock piano, Marianne Windham bass, Jim Wade drums | Theale | The 19th Hole at Theale Golf Club | 8pm | £5 from the Club bar or call 0118 930 5331 | Plenty of free parking – and food available | The 19th Hole is a brand new easy-to-reach jazz venue close to M4 J12 – click here to receive news of future Jazz at The 19th Hole events.


Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Baron Mara | Woolhampton

Sat 28 Mar | Dinner Jazz at The Angel – Baron Mara | Tom Neill alto saxophone, Ruben Berrios piano, Lawrie Wright bass, Tony Lyons drums | Woolhampton | The Angel | 8pm | No charge | Dinner reservations 0118 971382


Charity All Star Jazz Concert in aid of Cancer Research | Basingstoke

Mon 30 Mar | Dave Nicholson Presents a Charity All Star Jazz Concert in aid of Cancer Research | Alan Barnes & Andy Panayi reeds, Nigel Price guitar, Dave Green bass, Steve Brown drums | The Irish Centre, Council Road, Basingstoke RG21 3DH | 8pm| Tickets £16 from 07425 733935 or blackbird@waitrose.com